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After Write-in Win, Jo Comerford Looks Ahead To Serving In Legislature

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    After a successful write-in campaign to secure the Democratic nomination in Massachusetts’ Hampshire, Franklin, and Worcester Senate District, Jo Comerford’s name will be on the ballot in November.

    With no Republican or independent candidate running, Comerford is expected be elected to succeed Stan Rosenberg, the former Senate President from Amherst who resigned last May.

     Comerford, a Northampton resident, has led several nonprofit organizations that advocate for public policies.

    Recently, she spoke with WAMC’s Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill about her plans as a new state legislator.

Paul Tuthill is WAMC’s Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief. He’s been covering news, everything from politics and government corruption to natural disasters and the arts, in western Massachusetts since 2007. Before joining WAMC, Paul was a reporter and anchor at WRKO in Boston. He was news director for more than a decade at WTAG in Worcester. Paul has won more than two dozen Associated Press Broadcast Awards. He won an Edward R. Murrow award for reporting on veterans’ healthcare for WAMC in 2011. Born and raised in western New York, Paul did his first radio reporting while he was a student at the University of Rochester.
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